Wednesday, April 04, 2007

See You Next Year, Stanley

a depressing end to the hockey season down here in NC -- the Carolina Hurricanes' playoff hopes were snuffed by Tampa Bay last night after the Canes gave up a 2-0 lead and couldn't tie the game despite pretty furious action at the end of the game. really they played themselves out of the picture last week though when they had control of their own destiny and proceeded to lose two blowouts in a row, the second one to the worst team in the league (Philly). after that it would have taken winning out and some other teams losing, and Montreal doesn't appear to want to give up their spot at this point. as Tripp Tracy pointed out last night in the post mortem, the Hurricanes had a healthy team for literally TWO periods, not games, periods, all season. that led to inconsistency for sure but at times there was an inconsistency of will which is harder to explain considering what the same team did last year.

on the plus side, i've got a few more weeks of free time than i did last year, but i'd rather be watching hockey...


Blogger john said...

At least now you can root for the Penguins with no reservations, right?

2:25 PM  
Blogger matt said...

hockeys stupid
m. steigerwald

10:16 PM  
Blogger Mac said...

shut up matt!

the habs were going to be my team in the playoffs but now they bit it too..

10:59 PM  
Blogger Swan said...

I hope you don't mind an off-topic comment, but I think this is important: There is a great post on The Carpetbagger Report from a few days ago about the mainstream media's (specifically Time magazine's) ignoring the prosecutor purge scandal.

What explains the failure of the mainstream media to cover the purge scandal for so long, and so many other scandals? Do you think somebody just set up newspaper editors to cheat on their wives, and threatened to tell if the editors wouldn’t play ball when they come back some day and ask for something?

It wouldn’t be that hard to do, when you think about it. People wouldn’t talk about it.

10:20 AM  

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